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Modernize Your Old Countertop

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The kitchen is a great place to start when you want to remodel your home, especially if you plan to sell. It is a focal point and receives the most scrutiny from a potential buyer, so you want to have it looking its best. Even if you aren't selling but are just tired of looking at that old Formica countertop, consider giving it a DIY makeover.  Rather than spending thousands on a quartz, marble or granite countertop, you can paint your current countertop for a fraction of the cost. There Continue Reading ...

Priming Your Walls Before Painting – The Most Important Step!

In most cases, the steps that are taken to prepare for a task are almost as time consuming as the actual undertaking. Painting is no different. If you try to skip the prep work, you will regret how much more time you will spend on touch ups, and you will probably spend more money because you will have to apply way more paint layers than necessary. Preparation includes cleaning  the walls, sanding rough spots, taping off the areas you don't want to paint, and moving or covering furniture. Continue Reading ...

Deciding What Type of Roller to Paint With

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One question that gets asked a lot at the local home improvement store is "What type of roller do I need?" It's understandable, since there is always an overabundance of choices, and if you don't pick the right type it will make your project more difficult. A straight forward answer would be that the more rough the surface, the thicker nap you want your roller cover to have. If you have a completely smooth area, a roller with very little nap works best. Roller cover thickness ranges Continue Reading ...

Stenciling a Wall

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Wallpaper adds a decorative element to any room. You can choose from traditional to bold designs to offer dramatic change in a focal wall. Even though there was a time period when wallpaper wasn't the in thing, it has come back in a big way. There is an alternative to wallpaper that can give the same dramatic effect at a lower price tag - - -  stenciling. You can order stencils from a variety of online stores, but even your local home improvement stores have stencils for sale. They can Continue Reading ...

Tips for Choosing Complementary Colors

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Selecting the perfect colors for your new home or remodeling project can be challenging. When you look at all of the color choices, it can be an overwhelming decision. Understanding the basics about choosing complementary colors is a good start. Using a color wheel to find matching shades can help, and many interior designers talk about color psychology to determine what mood you want to set for in a specific room. Another concept that offers a way to plan your interior design is called Continue Reading ...

Ideas For Wainscoting to Dress Up Your Walls

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If you are searching for ideas that can completely change up the appearance of a room, wainscoting is an oldie but a goodie. It is basically a special wall treatment that normally goes around one third of the way up, breaking up the wall into two sections. Traditional wainscoting used raised panels, and back in the Colonial Days it provided interior insulation over stone walls and made the room more cozy. Nowadays, wainscot doesn't have to be made of wood. You can use tile, paint or Continue Reading ...

How To Custom Stain Wood

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[caption id="attachment_315" align="alignleft" width="167"] Image from Pixabay[/caption] If you have a piece of furniture that you love and want your other decor to match its stain color, you might have to get creative. Most wood stains you can buy are basic shades of golden oak, red mahogany, and dark walnut, but if those don't coordinate with your plan, what can you do? Mix and matching stains is somewhat of an art. You have to start with a chunk of scrap wood for the old trial and Continue Reading ...

Techniques for Using Whitewash Paint

Posted on: March 26, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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If you're looking for a way to add some character to your home, whitewashing is a great option. It's also known by names such as as lime washing, pickling or bleaching, and it creates an appearance of a washed out, country-style design. The method that dates back to the 16th century where it was a cheap way to paint a cottage or fence. It works best with wood that hasn't been previously painted or stained. However, you can also whitewash brick, cement, paneled walls, and wood flooring. Continue Reading ...

Popular Color Trends for Interior Home Makeovers

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Finding the right color scheme for your home makeover can be a difficult task. Painting a room can completely change the perception of how big and open or dramatic and mysterious a space can be. Lighter colors can be more uplifting, but darker colors provide ambiance. If you want to know what colors make a room like bigger and brighter, this post from Huffington Post provides a balance of colors that complement each other: The 14 Most Popular Paint Colors (They Make A Room Look Bigger!) | Continue Reading ...

Bold Ideas for Interior and Exterior Paint Colors

Posted on: January 8, 2017 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Interior Design, Painting Tips
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For those of you who don't like the safe colors such as Antique White or Candle Glow and want to jazz up the interior of your home, this video gives some ideas for vibrant options when painting the interior of your home. Love the color combination for the room at 1:23 in the video: How about a daring look to the porch area? This home used multiple colors to liven up the look of their exterior their home. I'm not sure I would have gone quite so bold, but it is a thought provoker for what you Continue Reading ...